Solid Waste Management (Landfill)

The Beaverhead County Solid Waste Department maintains the Beaverhead County Landfill as well as the container sites in Glen, Wise River, Wisdom, Jackson, Polaris, Dell, and Grant. The Solid Waste Department also administers a recycling program that partners with several recycling companies for the collection of recyclable goods in Beaverhead County.

Dump Hours

The landfill is open on Sundays during summer hours. Summer hours begin with daylight savings time in the spring and end with the return of standard time in the fall.

  • Winter Hours: MON – SAT: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Summer Hours: MON – SAT: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM, SUN 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

** The Landfill is closed for all recognized government holidays. If you’re unsure, save yourself a trip and call ahead.

Landfill and Canister Site Locations

Recycling

The Beaverhead County Solid Waste department partners with several outside agencies to aid in local recycling efforts. Recycling is important, and Beaverhead County is committed to doing their part in reducing waste in the landfill. Recycling helps reduce greenhouse gases and also extends the life of the landfill for items that cannot be recycled or composted. For more information on what materials are currently being recycled in Beaverhead County and where you can take your recyclables, please follow the link to our updated Recycling Poster. If you have any questions on recycling in Beaverhead County please call the Solid Waste office at the number above, or contact Leaf Magnuson at (406) 683-1249 in the evenings.

Current Recyclables and Their Locations

Paper and Cardboard

MIXED PAPER – Newspaper, office paper, magazines, phone books, catalogs, paperbacks, plotter paper, etc.

Recycling Locations:

  • Bozeman: Four Corners Recycling, 357 Recycle Way
  • Butte: NONE as of 05/2018
  • Dillon:
    • Yellow recycling bins next to West Electric, 1310 MT-91
    • Dillon Middle School, yellow bins at the intersection of Sacajawea Dr. & N Oregon St.
    • Alley south of Sparky’s, yellow bins next just off State Hwy 91 S
  • Glen, Lima, Dell, Ennis: Transfer Stations
  • Missoula: Pacific Steel & Recycling, 2600 Latimer

COMBINED CARDBOARD – Liner or paper board, soda cartons, cereal boxes, packaging, etc.

*If cardboard has come in contact with food or oil, it is best to throw it out, as it cannot be recycled*

Recycling Locations:

  • Bozeman:
    • Pacific Steel & Recycling, 315 W Griffin Dr.
    • Four Corners Recycling, 357 Recycle Way
  • Butte: Walmart, 3901 Harrison Ave, accepts cereal boxes and other small cardboard
  • Ennis: Transfer Stations
  • Missoula:
    • Republic Services, 3207 W Broadway St.
    • Pacific Steel & Recycling, 2600 Latimer

FLATTENED, CORRUGATED CARDBOARD ONLY – Thicker cardboard with two flat outside pieces and a middle-rippled piece.

*If cardboard has come into contact with food or oil, it is best to throw it out, as it cannot be recycled*

Recycling Locations:

  • Butte: Pacific Steel & Recycling, 905 Gaylord St.
  • Dillon: West Electric, 1310 MT-91, Old Hwy behind big Town Pump/Exxon, just past the interstate overpass

Metals

MIXED ALUMINUM, STEEL, AND TIN CANS

*Please rinse, dry, and crush cans to preserve space and reduce contamination*

Recycling Locations:

  • Bozeman: Four Corners Recycling, 357 Recycle Way
  • Butte: Pacific Steel & Recycling, 905 Gaylord St.
  • Dillon:
    • Yellow Recycling Bins next to West Electric, 1310 MT-91
    • Dillon Middle School, yellow bins at the intersection of Sacajawea Dr. & N Oregon St.
    • Alley south of Sparky’s, yellow bins next just off State Hwy 91 S
  • Glen, Lima: Transfer Stations
  • Missoula: Pacific Steel & Recycling, 2600 Latimer

METAL APPLIANCES – Stoves, washers, dryers, refrigerators, scrap metal, etc.

Recycling Locations:

  • Bozeman: Four Corners Recycling, 357 Recycle Way
  • Butte: Pacific Steel & Recycling, 905 Gaylord St.
  • Ennis: Landfill
  • Dillon: Landfill, marked bins and piles, 3801 Ten Mile Rd.
  • Missoula: Pacific Steel & Recycling, 2600 Latimer

Electronics

E-SCRAP – Laptops, personal computers, cell phones, digital cable & boxes, internal components (hard drives, DVD & CD drives, power supplies), servers, circuit boards, scrap memory, network equipment, cables, scanners, printers, keyboards, mice, microwaves, etc.

Recycling Locations:

  • Butte: Pacific Steel & Recycling (905 Gaylord St.)
  • Dillon:
    • Landfill, marked bin, 3801 Ten Mile Rd.
    • CELL PHONES ONLY: Women’s Resource/Community Support Center, 221 ½ S Idaho St.
  • Missoula:
    • Oreo’s Refining, visit Facebook page for updated information, prices, and pick-up information *Please Note: A disposal fee is assessed for each item
    • Pacific Steel & Recycling, 2600 Latimer
  • Additional stores accept used cell phones: Staples, Home Depot, Lowes, Best Buy
  • Local Best Buy and Staples locations may also accept your e-waste, please call your local store

TVS & MONITORS – The county no longer accepts TVs & monitors due to hazards. Best option: buy from stores that will recycle your old TV/monitor.

Recycling Locations:

  • Butte: Pacific Steel & Recycling, 905 Gaylord St., charges a fee of $1.50/pound
  • Dillon: NONE as of 06/2018
  • Helena: 406 Recycling, accepts bulky, cathode ray tube (CRT) TVs and monitors. Call: 406-449-6008 or visit Facebook for additional information.
  • Missoula: Oreo’s Refining, visit Facebook page for updated information, prices, and pick-up information *Please Note: A disposal fee is assessed for each item
  • Local Best Buy and Staples locations may also accept your TVs/monitors, please call your local store

Plastics

#1 AND #2 BOTTLE-SHAPED, TRANSLUCENT PLASTICS – Laundry detergent bottles, milk jugs, soda bottles, etc. that are see-through.

*Please rinse and dry bottles*

Recycling Locations:

  • Bozeman: Four Corners Recycling, 357 Recycle Way
  • Butte: NONE as of 05/2018
  • Dillon: NONE as of 06/2018
  • Ennis: Transfer Sites #1 or #2
  • Missoula: Republic Services, 3207 W Broadway St.

PLASTIC BAGS

Recycling Locations:

  • Dillon: Safeway
  • Everywhere Else: Local Safeway, Target, Rosauers, Albertson’s, and Walmart stores

Batteries

ALKALINE BATTERIES – Single use batteries such as: A, AA, AAA, C, D, etc.

Recycling Locations:

  • Missoula: Batteries Plus stores will take them for $1.75/pound
  • Online Recyclers:

VEHICLE BATTERIES – Batteries from your cars, trucks, etc.

Recycling Locations:

  • Bozeman: Four Corners Recycling, 357 Recycle Way
  • Butte: Pacific Steel & Recycling, 905 Gaylord St.
  • Dillon: Auto Stores
  • Ennis: D&D Auto Parts, 39 MT-287
  • Missoula: Batteries Plus Stores

RECHARGEABLE BATTERIES

Recycling Locations:

  • Butte: Pacific Steel & Recycling, 905 Gaylord St.
  • Dillon: E-waste container at landfill, 3801 Ten Mile Rd.
  • Missoula: Pacific Steel & Recycling, 2600 Latimer

Glass

Recycling Locations:

  • Bozeman: Four Corners Recycling, 357 Recycle Way, accepts for a small fee
  • Dillon: NONE as of 06/2018

Oil

MOTOR OIL – Used, from vehicles

Recycling Locations:

  • Butte: Landfill, 121074 E Browns Gulch Rd.
  • Ennis:
    • D&D Autos, 303 Madison Ave
    • Lick A Dee Lube, 70 MT-287
  • Missoula: Walmart Super Center

Tires

No current information on tire recyclers in the county as of 06/2018, try your local tire store

Miscellaneous

CDs/DVDs/FLOPPY DISKS

Recycling Locations:

  • Online: visit CDrecyclingcenter.com for information on how to recycle your old CDs, DVDs, and cases
  • Online: visit GreenDisk.com for information on how to recycle floppy disks, pagers, CDs, DVDs, and any small ‘technotrash’
  • Online: visit FloppyDisk.com for information how to recycle only floppy disks

 

PRINTER CARTRIDGES AND 3-RING BINDERS

Recycling Locations:

  • Local Staples Stores

 

PEPPER SPRAY CONTAINERS

Recycling Locations:

  • All Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest offices have a red recycle box near front entrance for recycling pepper spray containers

 

SMALL PROPANE BOTTLES

Recycling Locations:

  • Madison District office in Ennis, near cattle guard at vehicle yard entrance

 

PERSONAL REUSABLE ITEMS

Recycling Locations:

  • Local thrift stores
  • Dillon: Catholic Church of Dillon
  • Utilize Beaverhead County Classifieds on Facebook

 

BRITA WATER FILTERS

Recycling Locations:

  • Online: Visit Brita website to find instructions on how to recycle your water filters

 

FLUORESCENT LIGHT BULBS

 Recycling Locations:

  • Bozeman: Home Depot/Lowes stores
  • Butte: R & R Electric, 631 Utah Ave, all size tubes for a small fee
  • Missoula: Palmer Electric, 2407 Harve Ave W, all size tubes for a small fee

 

FAQs

  • labelCan I bring dead animals (pets, livestock, roadkill, or carcasses during hunting season)?

    Please follow the signs and dump carcasses in the marked pit, or call ahead to the landfill shop and let them know you’re coming. The DEQ requires that pits with carcasses always be covered to help prevent the spread of disease. It is important that landfill staff is aware that there was a carcass dumped so they can cover it.

  • labelCan I bring asbestos materials from construction/demolition?

    Yes and No. If you would like to bring materials with known asbestos components to the landfill you must call ahead for instruction specific to your situation. There are certain steps that must be taken before dumping the material, and there is a limit on the amount of material the landfill can accept at any one time.

  • labelIs there a fee for dumping?

    There is no fee for residential waste from Beaverhead County residents. The landfill and the canister sites around the county are intended for Beaverhead County residents only. If the load is more than just a load of household garbage (i.e. commercial demolition) the load must be weighed and a fee must be paid at the solid waste office in the courthouse. If you’re unsure if this will apply to your load, please call the solid waste office to confirm.

  • labelCan I bring old paint to the landfill?

    Old paint may be disposed of as long as it is in containers that are 5 gallons or less.

  • labelCan I bring yard debris to the landfill?

    Yes. Please dump yard debris in the designated area for yard/garden materials. DO NOT dump any other materials in this pile.


Contact Directory

Name/Title Position Phone Email
Larry Laknar Solid Waste Manager (406) 683-3766 Email
Sadie Caltrider Solid Waste Secretary (406) 683-3766 Email

Office Hours

MON - FRI: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Phone Number

(406) 683-3766

Landfill Shop
(406) 660-3009


Fax

(406) 683-3769


Email

landfillsecretary@beaverheadlandfill.com


Address

2 South Pacific Street, Suite 12
Dillon, MT 59725


Additional Locations

Beaverhead County Landfill
3801 Ten Mile Road
Dillon, MT 59725